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  • 2 or 6 sides to a coin?
    30th December 2022 Banedup, San Blas, Panama – Rio Chagres, Central Panama via Chichime, San Blas, Panama & Portabello, Central Panama, Panama Every standard cylindrical coin has 2 sides and each side is said to be different from the other*.  If Panama were to be coin then it would actually be cubed shaped as we…
  • Just another day.
    24th December 2022 Chichime, San Blas, Panama – Banedup, San Blas, Panama via Hot Tub, San Blas, Panama Every day is just another day. No matter what you do a day is just a day, however depending upon how you fill it that day can be ‘special’ or ‘normal’, and depending upon the frequency of…
  • The power of 3.
    18th December 2022 Linton Bay, Central Panama – Chichime, San Blas, Panama Good or bad luck usually strikes in 3, and dodging a bullet is considered to really good luck. As we have spent a brief spell back in civilisation after weeks off the grid, off the beaten track and far from help, we’ve had…
  • Return to civilisation.
    13th December 2022 Esnasdup, San Blas, Panama – Linton Bay, Central Panama, Panama via Green Island, & Chichime, San Blas, Panama Sailing, swimming and keeping Ruffian in tip top shape takes time. We sometimes have decisions to make and here we decided to get on with living and not writing. So many fish at Green…
  • Deserted desert islands.
    8th December 2022 Yansaladup, San Blas, Panama – Esnasdup, San Blas, Panama via Cambombia, San Blas, Panama It’s another one of those blogs that is lacking prose, devoid of poetic rhythm and any creative writing skill. We’ve had to revert to the fun of bullet points. Most prefect anchoring in the most perfect bays with…
  • Change of seasons.
    4th December 2022 Banedup, San Blas, Panama – Yansaladup, San Blas, Panama via The Hot Tub, San Blas, Panama The rainy season in Panama runs from May to December and is characterised by light variable winds, torrential rain and copious voltages of lightening. The dry season runs from December to May when the trade winds…
  • East and West.
    29th November 2022 Sabudupored, San Blas, Panama – Benedup, San Blas, Panama via Green Island, Coco Banderos (East) & Coco Banderos (West), San Blas, Panama The character of places often changes dramatically as you move from east to west. The east of London is known for its geezers and jellied eels, while the west is…
  • Zulu’s. Fousands of em. They’re everywhere
    24th November 2022 Isla Tigres, San Blas, Panama – Sabudupored, San Blas, Panama via Nargana, San Blas, Panama “You’re only meant to blow the bloody doors off”, “Not a lot of people know that”*. Michael Caine has had some classic lines in some classic movies. Having left the remote eastern San Blas, a line from…
  • The great and the good.
    20th November 2022 Snug Harbour, San Blas, Panama – Isla Tigre, San Blas, Panama Heads of state wield enormous amounts of power. Joe Biden, at the stroke of a pen can assign billions to good causes and in a similar way, Britain’s record-breaking ex-leader*, Liz Truss, lost billions through incompetence, bad communication and a lack…
  • Silly mid-off.
    16th November 2022 Isla Mono, San Blas, Panama – Snug Harbour, San Blas, Panama via Aridup, San Blas, Panama Each sport has a smattering of unfathomable rules. Football has offside, basketball has its timeouts and yacht racing has a whole book dedicated to the intricacies of infringements. Above all these, for bizarre rules and indeed…